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Woman arrested in death of mother killed with crossbow

PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been arrested in the death of her mother who police allege was killed with a crossbow after the two argued. Fifty-one-year-old Lisa Marie Caplan, of Palmerton, is charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault in the death of 71-year-old Sandra Marie Barndt. State police in Carbon County […]

Comments - 12:52 pm

Pennsylvania school superintendent’s DUI comes on heels of coach scandal

WEST MIFFLIN (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district superintendent has been charged with drunken driving. State police charged West Mifflin Superintendent Daniel Castagna with speeding, careless driving, drunken driving and other charges stemming from a traffic stop in Beaver County at about 3 a.m. last Friday. Castagna said he would not comment because he has […]

Comments - 2:57 pm - updated: 3:01 pm.

107 arrested in Philadelphia amid federal immigration sweep

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal immigration officials say 107 people were arrested in Philadelphia as part of a nationwide sweep focusing on what they called “sanctuary” jurisdictions, which limit local authorities’ cooperation in immigration investigations. In a news release Thursday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the four-day operation netted 498 people wanted for immigration […]

Comments - 8:24 am

Police: Pennsylvania mom, grandma neglected baby while on meth

BOYERTOWN (AP) — A prosecutor says a Pennsylvania mother and grandmother were so strung out on methamphetamine that they were unable to properly care for the younger woman’s newborn son in July. The Berks County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday filed aggravated assault and child endangerment charges against 26-year-old Pearl Grater — the boy’s mother […]

Comments - 9:27 am

Judge: Pennsylvania woman convicted of abuse can’t own pets for 20 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that a Pennsylvania woman convicted of animal cruelty can’t possess or be in control of any animals for the next 20 years. An Allegheny County judge placed that restriction on 36-year-old Pittsburgh resident Janelle Delarosa, who was in court to appeal her conviction on summary charges that included […]

Comments - 7:35 pm

Philadelphia police probe two sexual-assault reports at Temple

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say they’re investigating two sexual-assault reports on or near the Temple University campus. According to police, four sexual assaults have been reported this school year, with the two most recent coming on Friday. Authorities say the newest reports are date-rape-type incidents involving alleged attackers who knew the women who said […]

Comments - 8:42 am - updated: 6:09 pm.

Experts: North Korea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes

SEOUL, South Korea — Military analysts say North Korea doesn’t have either the capability or the intent to attack U.S. bombers and fighter jets, despite the country’s top diplomat saying it has every right do so. They view the remark by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and a recent propaganda video simulating such […]

Comments - 10:08 am - updated: 10:54 am.

Former U.S. Rep Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

NEW YORK — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race and might have jeopardized her bid for the presidency. Weiner, 53, dropped his head […]

Comments - 1:05 pm - updated: 12:31 am.

Girl, 12, dies after being hit by car after she got ice cream with siblings

EASTON — Grief counselors will be at two schools on Monday after a 12-year-old girl was fatally struck by a car while walking home after getting ice cream with her younger siblings. The Lehigh County Coroner also has scheduled an autopsy Monday on the body of Emma Raymondo, of Palmer Township, Northampton County. Police there […]

Comments - 10:00 am - updated: 12:28 am.

Woman accused of shooting sleeping husband to death in Fayette Co.

FAIRCHANCE, Pa. (AP) — A woman is facing charges in the death of her husband who authorities allege was shot as he slept in their Pennsylvania home. State police in Fayette County allege that 49-year-old Suzann Bricker “pointed a loaded firearm at her husband who was sleeping in their bed” and killed 51-year-old Steve Bricker […]

Comments - 2:37 pm

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